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Planning Successful Virtual Events

Planning Successful Virtual Events

Virtual events have become a necessity for nonprofits to consider during COVID-19 due to the need for social distancing and health concerns. If you are in the process of planning a virtual event, there are some key ways that technology can help with fundraising and engagement. This year has been a rollercoaster for nonprofit organizations, who have been forced to improvise in every way because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Think back to January: your organization probably had plans in place for your major fundraising events, communications, and programs and services. Chances are your plans have changed dramatically, and many nonprofits are now in uncharted territory in planning

2020-09-18T13:25:35+00:00September 18th, 2020|

VolunteerConnect Announces Name Change to NonProfitConnect

VolunteerConnect, a leader in supporting community nonprofits has announced today that the organization will begin operating under the name NonProfitConnect effective immediately.  As an expert resource to local nonprofits for over 20 years, NonProfitConnect will continue to focus on building strong boards, while increasing support of nonprofit executive leadership.

2020-07-20T13:52:59+00:00July 17th, 2020|

Understanding How Unemployment Benefits Work

As nonprofits face the challenges of laying off employees and wanting to assure that they receive unemployment benefits to care for their families, it is important to understand how unemployment insurance works and how to minimize the cost to the organization. There also may be opportunities for employees returning part time to collect unemployment benefits.

2020-07-19T00:44:52+00:00July 9th, 2020|

VolunteerConnect Impact Awards


Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 6 to 8 p.m.
Mercer Oaks Country Club • West Windsor, NJ

2019 Recipients

Liz Erickson Volunteer Impact Award

Community Award

Rising Star Award

We are incredibly grateful to all the individuals and organizations who helped to make this special evening happen:

Burgundy Sponsor: NRG
Honey Sponsors: NJM Insurance Group and NovoNordisk
Cinnamon Sponsors: Gil Gordon, Geniva Martin, Princeton Ventures, Ann-Marie Hess, Nordson Corporation, Mercadien, Antronix, BMT/Cindy Ricker, Lear & Pannepacker, Investors’ Bank and Nancy Robins
Caramel Sponsors: Szaferman Lakind, Stark & Stark, Borden Perlman, YWCA

2020-07-16T23:59:52+00:00June 23rd, 2020|

VolunteerConnect Welcomes Three New Members to Board of Trustees

Training experts Radia Carr and Monica Orozco and patent attorney Dr. Rena Patel have joined the VolunteerConnect board of trustees. The new appointees began their board service with the Princeton-based capacity-building nonprofit in June 2020. VolunteerConnect is committed to supporting the work of other charitable organizations by training effective board members and facilitating the ongoing education of nonprofit staff and boards.

2020-07-16T14:06:25+00:00June 2nd, 2020|

Addressing Social Inequity

The statistics on how people of color are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 are disturbing. What steps can we take to help address those challenges now and into the future?

2020-07-21T16:00:57+00:00May 19th, 2020|

Fundraising During a Crisis

Role of the Board
in Fundraising During a Crisis

Board members can make a huge difference by working in partnership with the Executive Director to make plans for the future and to reach out to donors now. This video above by Sandra Toussaint-Burgher, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Mercer County, outlines some key steps that board members should be taking now to support their organizations in fundraising during the COVID-19 crisis.

Fundraising for Nonprofits

Practical tips on where to focus your efforts on fundraising during tough times.

Best Practices in Hard Times

Board members may hesitate to fundraise. BoardSource provides some simple talking points to help.

Addressing Your Board’s Fundraising Fears

In this article, Blue Avocado gives clear guidance on

2020-07-19T00:59:22+00:00May 15th, 2020|

Scenario Planning for Nonprofits

Are you feeling overwhelmed by future possibilities? This video, by Allison Trimarco of Creative Capacity, outlines a practical, scenario planning exercise designed for nonprofit organizations facing challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis.

2020-07-19T01:08:28+00:00May 1st, 2020|
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